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FREE READ å The Leadership Challenge When it was initially written in 1987 few could have predicted that The Leadership Challenge would become one of the best selling leadership books of all time Now faced with the new challenges of our unpredictable global business environment Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner two of the country's premier leadership exper. I had to read this for work which must ualify as some kind of cruel and unusual punishment AnywayThe Leadership Challenge A review in clich s and idiomsThe Leadership Challenge describes itself as an evidence based primer on the near universal ualities of excellent leaders Its authors state that they have conducted years of research on leadership and have distilled the data into what they have identified as the five practices of successful leaders Each of the five practices is then separated into its own section in which the authors completely fail to clearly define it Sleeping on this book and attempting to absorb it by osmosis might be a effective way of digesting its contents The following is my interpretation of what the five practices of successful leaders are1 Model the behavior that you would like to elicit from your team Clearly explaining what your values are is important but talk is cheap Walk the walk Actions speak louder than words Effective leaders expect out of themselves than they do out of anyone else DuhThe authors suggest that the method by which you model the behavior that you would like to see is to first clarify internally what your own strongly held values and principles are then to figure out how to express those values and principles in your own words and then to identify and affirm the values you share across the organization Finally an aspiring leader must commit to executing on those values personally in order to model the way for the team Your time and attention should be spent on the things that you expect your team to find important2 Inspire a shared vision in your team with enthusiastic commitment to accomplishing goals This category is pretty fuzzy but it seems to suggest that an effective leader first sincerely believes in the pursuit of team goals and achievements and second utilizes his or her own enthusiasm to recruit team members into sharing that commitment This category also involves ensuring that your team understands where you re going and how you re going to get there Vision in this sense can be euated with purpose 3 Challenge the Process Again this is a very fuzzy concept I interpret it as saying that effective leaders ignore cut through andor find some way to bypass red tape in order to achieve shared goals As an umbrella concept this includes fearlessly utilizing new processes systems or products not being hidebound and thinking outside of the box Build a better mousetrap light a candle rather than curse the darkness etc4 Enable others to act Effective leaders make sure that their team is able to perform to the best of their abilities and delegate authority and discretion along with tasks Effective leaders think of themselves as part of their team rather than the commander of their team and solicit team opinions and input This includes giving serious consideration to team opinions and input not just soliciting input for the sake of saying that you did it5 Encourage and appreciate team contributions and efforts Please and thank you aren t just for charm school Who knewIn addition to looking at the five practices of successful leaders the authors also examine what constituents look for expect from and admire in their leaders Personally a snappy uniform always does it for me But for others in order to inspire people to willingly follow them a leader must be in order of importance 1 honest 2 forward looking 3 inspiring and 4 competent According to the book these ualities can be further defined by one core concept which is credibility1 In all of the research done by the authors they have consistently found that honesty is the most important category The reason for this is that the category of honesty has so many corollary ualities such as ethics trustworthiness and integrity The honesty of a leader also weighs heavily on a team s view of its members That is following a leader perceived to be dishonest or untrustworthy tends to make a team lose respect not only for its leader but for the team members Following a leader who is perceived to be trustworthy and honest makes the team feel better about themselves and about their job2 The forward looking category mostly relates to a leader s sense of direction and concern for the future of the organization My sense of this category is that the that a team feels as though their leader is actually part of the active guiding force in the organization the better they feel about following that leader s directions3 The inspiring category is related to a team s sense of their leader s commitment to and enthusiasm for team activities and goals Teams are likely to want to follow a leader who is sincerely enthusiastic about the work at hand and who can positively convey a sense of the meaning and importance of that work to their team4 Competence is pretty self explanatory but generally it s difficult for a team to commit to following a leader who isn t perceived to have the knowledge experience or skills necessary to set and achieve team goals Honestly I m pretty sure that the entire book can be distilled down to two concepts The first is that if you re in a leadership position your own behavior has to be exemplary Your team will only work as hard as they see you working The second is that you have to know what your team is doing and you have to support them in doing it No one wants to work for a leader who they feel is working against them or who simply doesn t care about what they re doing I don t know why anyone needs a 2500 book to explain this stuff Being a human person who recognizes that others are also human persons should be sufficientFinally the book addresses the uestion of whether any of this really matters Unsurprisingly the answer is yes In terms of employee engagement productivity efficiency and retention of top talent excellent leadership makes an enormous impact So get on it folks Freedom Hospital: A Syrian Story had to read this for work which must ualify as some kind of cruel and unusual 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team feel better about themselves and about their job2 The forward looking category mostly relates to a leader s sense of direction and concern for the future of the organization My sense of this category is that the that a team feels as though their leader is actually part of the active guiding force in the organization the better they feel about following that leader s directions3 The inspiring category is related to a team s sense of their leader s commitment to and enthusiasm for team activities and goals Teams are likely to want to follow a leader who is sincerely enthusiastic about the work at On Defusing the Population Bomb hand and who can positively convey a sense of the meaning and importance of that work to their team4 Competence is pretty self explanatory but generally it s difficult for a team to commit to following a leader who isn t perceived to L'agenda has to be exemplary Your team will only work as Agent out of Time The Agents for Good #3 hard as they see you working 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FREE READ å The Leadership Challenge Ts have completely revised and updated their classic book Building on the knowledge base of their previous books the third edition of The Leadership Challenge is grounded in extensive research and based on interviews with all kinds of leaders at all levels in public and private organizations from around the world. A cliched and trite trudge It is somewhat shocking that this book is in its 4th edition and is mostly composed of common sense platitudes being reuired to read this for grad school is some sort of punishment surely To be fair some of the author s points about the dangers of micromanagement and engaging employees on a personal level are well founded but perhaps not a lesson that reuired 350 pages to convey Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg Summary Study Guide have completely revised and updated their classic book Building on the knowledge base of their previous books the third edition of The Leadership Challenge is grounded in extensive research and based on interviews with all kinds of leaders at all levels in public and private organizations from around the world. A cliched and trite trudge It is somewhat shocking that this book is in its 4th edition and is mostly composed of common sense platitudes being reuired to read this for grad school is some sort of punishment surely To be fair some of the author s points about the dangers of micromanagement and engaging employees on a personal level are well founded but perhaps not a lesson that reuired 350 pages to convey

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FREE READ å The Leadership Challenge In this edition the authors emphasize that the fundamentals of leadership are the same today as they were in the 1980s and as they've probably been for centuries In that sense nothing's new Leadership is not a fad While the content of leadership has not changed the context has and in some cases changed dramaticall. I received from this book then I could have hoped for Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner wrote the original version of this book in 1987 but that shouldn t scare you because they are on their 5th edition of this book in which they add new case studies interviews with other leaders and other updates Every time I read a book like this I check the credibility of the authors and if you do your own research you d know that these two are then credible to write a book on leadership Whenever I read a book of this kind I check to see if it s research based and not based purely on personal opinion The book cites study after study Like frosting on the cake all of the ideas that they present from the studies and uestionnaires are supported by stories of leaders around the globe I immediately started using the material presented in this book in my workplace and definitely noticed a difference Twerking Cruxes and a Cloaked Visage has not changed the context Something New has and in some cases changed dramaticall. I received from this book then I could The Weirdstone of Brisingamen have The Paradise Prophecy hoped for Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner wrote the original version of this book in 1987 but that shouldn t scare you because they are on their 5th edition of this book in which they add new case studies interviews with other leaders and other updates Every time I read a book like this I check the credibility of the authors and if you do your own research you d know that these two are then credible to write a book on leadership Whenever I read a book of this kind I check to see if it s research based and not based purely on personal opinion The book cites study after study Like frosting on the cake all of the ideas that they present from the studies and uestionnaires are supported by stories of leaders around the globe I immediately started using the material presented in this book in my workplace and definitely noticed a difference

  • Paperback
  • 458
  • The Leadership Challenge
  • James M. Kouzes
  • English
  • 27 September 2020
  • 9780787968335